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DBMS > Amazon SimpleDB vs. FatDB vs. STSdb

System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. FatDB vs. STSdb

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonFatDB  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
FatDB/FatCloud has ceased operations as a company with February 2014. FatDB is discontinued and excluded from the ranking.
DescriptionHosted simple database service by Amazon, with the data stored in the Amazon Cloud. infoThere is an unrelated product called SimpleDB developed by Edward ScioreA .NET NoSQL DBMS that can integrate with and extend SQL Server.Key-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument store
Key-value store
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.19
Rank#117  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score0.05
Rank#321  Overall
#49  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledb
DeveloperAmazonFatCloudSTS Soft SC
Initial release200720122011
Current release4.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC#C#
Server operating systemshostedWindowsWindows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono infoVia inetgration in SQL Serverno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API.NET Client API
LINQ
RESTful HTTP API
RPC
Windows WCF Bindings
.NET Client API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infovia applicationsno
Triggersnoyes infovia applicationsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factornone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)no infoCan implement custom security layer via applicationsno

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